Vienna - The artistic treasure of Europe

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Vienna is one of the magnificent cities of Europe, being here, will give you a lifetime experience. From spectacular imperial architecture to horse riding carriages, the city will take you back in time. One of the largest cities in Europe, Vienna is situated on the banks of River Danube from the ancient time. The city features stunning parks and breathtaking constructions; it has more than 25 palaces, art galleries and state rooms. Either take a stroll at the city’s mesmerising museums or sip a cup of coffee at a popular café enjoying the beautiful sights the city has to offer, the choice is yours.

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Best time to visit: If you are looking to travel to Vienna, then plan your trip between the months of April to May or September to October. April to May is the spring season when the city is crowded with tourists. However, if you are looking for some great deals, then September to October is the best time to plan your visit.

How to reach:

By Air: The Vienna International Airport is the city’s official international airport. Situated at a distance of 18 km from the southeastern part of central Vienna, the airport can be reached within 35 minutes depending on the mode of commutation. Together with Turkish Airlines, we at IndiGo can connect you from India to Vienna with multiple flights to Vienna as well as to several other European cities from Istanbul.

By Tram: Hopping on the red-and-white trams, the most frequent and convenient mode of transportation in Vienna, is the best way to explore the city. The tram covers almost all the major long-distance routes and hence is the best mode of commutation for outlying areas.

By Bus: Buses in Vienna operate in all directions of the city. It operates daily during day as well as night hours.

By Taxi: Taxis are easily available within the city center to the best spots, but fares may add up. Negotiating on the fare in advance to the nearby cities is important before boarding, also tipping here is a standard.

Getting around: The city’s convenient mode of commutation makes it easy for all to move around in Vienna. Hop on the various modes of transportation, such as trams, buses, and taxis, etc., to explore the city better or take a bicycle tour to explore the city is also a great idea.

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Places to visit in Vienna

  • The Hofburg Palace (Schloss Belvedere): Home to the rulers of the Habsburg dynasty, the Hofburg Palace is popular by the name of Imperial Palace among locals. Featuring luxury restaurants, vibrant cafés, and lush parks, the palace is much more than its name. Its eye-catching spots include a congress center, the famous Spanish riding school, and several art museums. Designed by Italian artists, the palace’s interiors are a treat to watch. Today, it is the residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts: Constructed in the 19th century, the museum was opened in the year 1891. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the key landmarks of the city. Its exquisite collection of artwork includes ancient Egyptian, medieval art, and Greek and Roman antiquities. The museum is divided into eight different collections; some of its artwork can be seen at the Hofburg Palace and the Schönbrunn Palace.
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral: 
  • The historical monument, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a symbol of pride and recognition for the entire country. Its chimed bell is the second largest in the city. The cathedra’s Gothic-style architecture along with the gorgeous paintings of the saints will take you back into the 12th century. Also, don’t miss the stunning view of the city from its 500-foot south tower that can be reached by climbing more than 340 steps. Plan your visit to stay here till late evening to witness musical events.
  • The Vienna City Hall: Designed and built by Friedrich von Schmidt, Vienna City Hall is one of Vienna’s traditional buildings that features Gothic architecture. The hall’s state rooms, concert hall and ball area are a must see. It is the place where the renowned Life ball is organised every year in the month of May. The hall also features an ice-skating floor for people who love to skate. This massive structure has been created using around forty thousand cubic meters of natural stones and almost thirty million bricks. So, plan your visit to the city hall by keeping ample time in hand.
  • The State Opera House: One of the best opera houses in the world, the State Opera House organises more than 50 ballet works and operas every season. The opera house of the leading repertoire. Its auditorium can accommodate more than 2000 individuals. The State Opera House features striking wall paintings along with the figurines of the seven Free arts made of marble on its staircase. Its Schwind Foyer Hall, Gobelin Hall, and the Marble Hall are an eye-catcher. If you are an art lover then being here will not disappoint you at all.

Places to eat in Vienna

Tian Michelin
Tian Michelin

Are you looking for a delectable vegetarian cuisine? Well, your search ends at Tian Michelin. It is a restaurant that offers an array of food options that is prepared using the best ingredients. Try from its popular offerings, such as tapioca and beetroot amuse-bouche, mushroom and kohlrabi salad, etc. Enjoy your food with the restaurant’s ever-growing selection of organic wines.


If you are craving for some authentic Italian food, then Spezerei is the restaurant you should head to. From outstanding food options, such as sandwiches, pizzas, and a variety of pasta sprinkled with feta cheese and jalapenos to great wine selection, it is the spot not to be missed.

Dalmatian Kornat
Dalmatian Kornat

Known for its seafood, both fresh-water and salt-water, the restaurant serves Croatian-Dalmatian cuisine. Its exotic food menu includes dishes prepared from octopus, swordfish, tuna, and crab. The restaurant’s friendly ambiance is the key attraction among the locals and visitors.

Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina
Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina

If you are looking for a budget-friendly food joint, then Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina is the stand you should explore. The place is known to offer delightful sausages. So, enjoy sipping a beer, wine or Champagne along with a variety of sausages the stand offers.


Shopping in Vienna

From an extensive collection of jewellery, clothes, shoes, and accessories designed by Austrian stylists, shopping in Vienna is full of fun. Take a stroll at various stores or street markets and buy gifts, such as Artisanal chocolates, Viennese porcelain, and Austrian traditional dress. You can also pick from a range of souvenirs the city offers, such as trinkets, books, posters, postcards.

Camile Boyer Store: Located at the Lindengasse street, Camile Boyer shop is an exclusively designed retail store that offers from Austrian fashion clothing to designer accessories. The sunglasses from Andy Wolf Eyewear are the ones worn by big names, such as Hugh Grant and Eric Clapton. The city is known to design and manufacture handmade eyewear all over the world.

The Goldenes Quartier: If you are looking for premium shopping options, then move towards the Goldenes Quartier street. The street is a home for glamorous stores, such as Mulberry, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen. So, if you want to drop a big amount the Goldenes Quartier street is where you can find an array of Italian, British and Parisian brands.

Kohlmarkt: Your trip to Vienna is incomplete without taking a stroll at the Kohlmarkt. Located in the center of the city, the market can be easily reached by various modes of transport. After reaching, prefer taking a foot tour to explore the premium stores around. This ancient street offers everything from fashion products to rare gems. It is a hub for international brands and houses some of the best jewellery shops, such as Cartier, Tiffany, and Chopard.


Nightlife in Vienna

From cult bars to pubs, clubhouse to underground locations, the city has something for everyone. A night in Vienna can be spent partying with premier quality music. The city is known for creating a sensation in the electronic music genre at an international level. Plan a night out to enjoy all types of nocturnal fun in the city.

Trevel Shack: Trevel Shack is Vienna's first backpackers bar that offers drinks at an affordable price. If you are looking for a pocket-friendly place to enjoy your night out, then Trevel Shack has everything for you in your budget. From delicious cuisine to drinking games, from karaoke nights to groovy dance parties, the bar has is just fun to be at.

1516: 1516 is a micro-brewery that attracts beer lovers from all over the world. Choose from a selection of malted wheat, rice, and rye beers along with its special hamburger. This crowded bar is just great for hangout during football match. It’s always jam-packed with private parties and sports events.

Sass Club: The Sass club is a nightclub that houses some of the popular DJs, who are known to play the best electronic music in the world. Its well-hosted and welcoming staff is one of the major attractions of the club. If you are looking to dance until the early hours of the morning, you are in the right place.

Where to stay in Vienna


The Hilton Vienna The Hilton Vienna is based in the heart of the city center and is a place for luxurious stay. The nearest destination from the hotel is the city park, and Wien-Mitte Metro Station, which connects to the Vienna Airport. Their S’parks restaurant is known to offer one of the best Austrian delicacies.


Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof Hotel The Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof Hotel is a property that offers spacious rooms with free access to Wi-Fi. Its rooftop features sauna to relax and unwind, on the other hand, the hotel’s workout area also offers badminton and boccia courtyard for guests.


Ibis Styles Wien City Located at a walking distance of Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the Opera House, Ibis Styles Wien City is a budget-friendly hotel that offers in-room facilities, including a flat-screen TV set, a private bathroom with toiletries, etc. Its lobby area offers free tea, coffee and water.


Novum Hotel Prinz Eugen An elegant and comfortable facility, the Novum Hotel Prinz Eugen features a pleasant lobby bar and a conference room. Along with spacious rooms and delicious food, the hotel offers all the necessary amenities required for your relaxed vacation.

More reasons to visit Vienna

The Belvedere Palace: Built in the Baroque style, the Belvedere Palace is an iconic historical monument of the city. Constructed for the Prince Eugene of Savoy as his Viennese summer residence, the palace was divided into two building units; the Upper Belvedere and the Lower Belvedere. Currently, you can head to the Upper Belvedere in order to view the permanent exhibition of Austrian artwork and the Lower Belvedere for exhibitions of various art periods. Its lush green garden area is worth taking a stroll at. 

The House of Music (Haus der Musik): Among the most popular museums in the city is the House of Music. The museum is divided into four floors that exhibit manuscripts and sound bytes; the work of Vienna’s elite musicians. The museum showcases all the stages from the evolution of sound to the mechanism behind it. From classical to western you will get to witness the history behind various genre of music. So, if you are a music lover, then you can’t afford to miss this place.

The Vienna Zoo: Situated in the center of the city’s Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna Zoo is the oldest zoo in Europe. This fascinating place is a house to various animals, such as elephants, fegiant pandas, Siberian tigers, and orangutans. If children are accompanying you, then being in the animal kingdom will give them a splendid experience. The zoo features over 700 species and can be visited during night time too. So, plan a trip to explore the charming world of animals.


Visa and immigration

If you’re an Indian passport holder travelling to Vienna, then you have to apply for Schengen visa online with the documents required. The Schengen visa is a short stay visa issued to visit the Schengen countries; the visa is issued to tourists that are planning to visit their friends, family or other travelling on non-business trips for up to 90 days from the date of entry. Your visit can be either continuous or several, depending upon the visa type; single entry or multiple entry. Another essential point to note while applying for the visa is that your passport should be valid for 6 months from your date of travel.

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